Liverpool outcast may have to follow Gerrard to MLS – expert

Forgotten Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli may have to head to Major League Soccer to revive his ailing career, according to Italian football journalist, Fabrizio Ponciroli.

The controversial forward is currently on loan at AC Milan for the 2015/16 season after failing to make any sort of impact at Anfield following his £16m move to the club from the Rossoneri in 2014.

‘Balo’ was expected to score the goals Liverpool lost in selling Luis Suarez to Barcelona, but the 25-year-old netted just four times in all competitions and appears to have no future on Merseyside.

And writing in his TuttoMercatoWeb column, Ponciroli claimed that Balotelli’s only realistic option may now be to head to America.

The respected Italian writer claims that Milan are not eager to keep him, no other major European side are willing to take the risk and that he’s no longer wanted at Liverpool, but that his global appeal and style is suited to both MLS and the lifestyle in the United States, chiefly Los Angeles.

Should Balotelli head to Major League Soccer, he could link up with his once Kop tem-mate Steven Gerrard, who plays for LA Galaxy.